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Acquisitions Editor (m/f) Industrial Chemistry

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The independent academic publishing house De Gruyter can look back upon a 260-year history. The group of companies headquartered in Berlin publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, natural sciences, and law along with more than 750 scholarly journals and a variety of digital media. The Group is comprised of the imprints De Gruyter Academic Research, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, and De Gruyter Saur.  www.degruyter.com

We are currently seeking a full-time

Acquisitions Editor (m/f) Industrial Chemistry

for our Science & Technology program, starting at the earliest possible date. This is a temporary position for 2 years based in Berlin.


The Acquisitions Editor will have the following duties:

  • Strategic development of the international program in coordination with the Senior Editorial Director of the reporting line
  • Sound development of our publishing portfolio (books, journals, major reference works, databases)
  • Management and expansion of contacts with scientists, institutions and societies
  • Budget responsibility regarding publication schedule and other economic targets
  • Research and competitive analysis
  • Representation of the department at conferences

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • University degree in natural sciences, preferably in chemistry, physics, material sciences or engineering
  • Experience in developing book and journal programs or similar practical qualifications at a publishing house or a research institute
  • Professional ties to the Science & Technology community and institutions which provides a wide network of potential authors
  • Very good time management, a reliable ability to prioritize tasks and efficiency in implementing the goals for which you are responsible
  • A distinct knowledge of project management and experience in creating and implementing budgets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, knowledge of German would be a plus
  • Ability and desire to travel extensively

We can offer…
   
an exciting professional challenge with an attractive performance-based salary and comprehensive social benefits in a dynamic international working environment.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note your earliest possible start date and salary expectations as well as reference no. 16091DG, when sending your application to Dana Schenk, Manager HR (application@degruyter.com).